Semi-secret being revealed…I am attempting to write a second eBook by the first week of July. It isn’t about a topic as sexy as making money online, lol. But it was requested by more than a dozen of you over the last year or so. My plan is to cover how to budget, stay financially healthy, and negotiate down your big bills to manage your monthly nut. The plan is to be in that exclusive Amazon program, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), for 3 months and then be released all over like my current eBook right before the next Financial Blogger Conference. But I have stalled. It just isn’t nearly as exciting to me as it was two weeks ago. Poop.
How Do You Motivate Yourself?
I’m mainly telling all of you because having accountability partners generally helps me. I still give up on stuff once in a while anyway, but I accomplish more when others are expecting it. So here’s the trick up my sleeve – everyone knows now. I even told my newsletter subscribers last week, so I will at least push myself to finish just due to peer pressure, hahaha.
My second trick isn’t really a trick. I make myself do things whether I want to or not. Some days, I might not feel like writing a blog post or checking all of my emails, but that rarely keeps me from doing it. If it matters at all to me, I can make myself do it even when I rather be zoning out on a book or trying to catch up on my new addiction, Dr. Who. I was introduced to the 2005 season last week and just started Season 2…
And lastly, I am
bribing rewarding myself. If I finish and have it posted on Amazon by July 4, 2013, I will be able to fully enjoy our 4 day trip to San Antonio way more. I will also be treating myself to one hell of a meal at some point to celebrate (yeah, food is my ultimate bribe…and hence my food issues…whatever). 😀
What Say You?
While I am on the subject of the eBook, feel free to chime in with anything that you’d like to read about in this one (or even the a completely different idea for yet another)! What price would you be willing to pay in general for a short but info-filled budgeting guide?
My goal is to make this one cost less than the last one since it’ll probably be similar in length (short and to the point), but less popular based on the subject alone. So few really seem to have our love for budgeting and managing their money. 😉 But I am hoping it ends up being just as helpful to anybody who downloads it. I want that streak to continue, lol.
What do you do to motivate yourself?
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 a year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, a rental home, and professional pet sitting. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page – I hope they help you too.
This all gives me the time to be with my aging family members, the flexibility to stay close with my friends and family, and it should help if we finally get pregnant too! Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!